3 Essential Carpet Cleaning Techniques during the Football Season
Football season is here. This usually means time for a lot of company and maybe even a few parties, especially if you are the one with the best big screen TV! While you go on cheering on the team you are rooting for, removing that salsa dip stain from the chip that you have just dropped can be may not be top of mind, but once you see that spreading stain it can be more of a cause for alarm than a missed field goal. Fret not. This carpet stain remover DIY article is meant to help you keep on enjoying a good game by getting those pesky carpet stains under control quickly and efficiently.
For the soda, beer or wine stains, make sure to get rid of the stain as soon as they come with the help of clean cloth.
The key here is to blot out as much of the stain as you can, as quickly as you can. While you are at it, make sure that you blot in a single direction to prevent the soda stain from spreading further and never, ever scrub or rub, as you’ll simply push the liquid further down into the carpet’s fibers if you do. Also, make sure to blot from the outer edge of the stain to the center. Do this until the cloth cannot blot out any more liquid from the carpet.
To prevent a permanent discoloration you don’t even need any expensive carpet cleaning products. Simply combine 2 parts of cold water to 1/4 teaspoon of mild liquid detergent. Spritz the mixture on the stained spot and blot this area again in the same manner as you did the initial liquid removal step. Let the area dry. After drying, vacuum the spot and, in most cases, you’ll never be able to tell anything happened.
If you’re dealing with cheese dip stains, use simple household cleaning solutions to get rid of the stain.
Melted cheese can be a little harder to deal with. After carefully removing the bulk of the cheese with the edge of a spoon mix two cups of slightly warm water with one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent. Apply this mixture directly onto the affected and let it sit for a little while. Remove the soapy water by blotting up with a clean cloth dampened (but not soaked) with clean water. Rinse, repeat and leave to dry.
One of the toughest stains that you’ll perhaps have handle is the barbecue sauce stain. Don’t panic!
To deal with this problem, the first thing to remember is don’t panic. It probably looks terrible, especially on a light colored carpet, but all is not lost. Scrape off most of the excessive sauce from the carpet with a a butter knife. Next, combine two cups of cold or cool water with one tablespoon of mild liquid detergent. Apply the solution directly on the area and let it soak for at least 15 minutes. After that, use a sponge and a clean cloth to blot out the stain until you get to absorb most of the liquid. Repeat until you get rid of most of the stains.
If you’re still having trouble getting rid of the carpet stains after trying out the carpet stain removal techniques described here, it may be time to get some professional help. Fortunately, C&L Flooring Company is willing to give you a hand so you can learn more about how you can clean your flooring without all the hassle, or even come in and do it for you. To get started, simply contact the store and a friendly staff member will be more than willing to help (and maybe even talk a little football too!)